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How far from the capital to Olympia?

by RenaeMaihi Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Hi there, I am from New Zealand and was wondering how long does it take to drive from Washington D.C to Olympia?

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  • Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by pg12359 Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    It's 2800 miles (4700 Km)and would take about 45 hours of driving time.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by cgf Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    OLYMPIA where?
    State of Washington - South Carolina - North Carolina - California - Missouri - Florida - Illinois - Kentucky...

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by glabah Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Depends on the driving conditions too. You have to cross several mountain passes, which may be snowed in, depending on the time of year. Certain vehicles aren't well suited for long uphill slogs, and can take longer due to the need to stop and let them cool off when making continuous long uphill runs in, for example, Colorado or Wyoming.

    Keep in mind that Olympia IS the capitol of the State of Washington, so if you just ask "How far from the capital to Olympia?" without specifying Washiongton DC you may wind up with distances in the 2 mile range.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by TexasDave Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    She Did write D.C., but didn't indicate which Olympia- it does make a difference, as you can see by the above post.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by ViajesdelMundo Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Personally, I would think that she is confused with the wrong WASHINGTON; is thinking of the State and thinks she can go to Olympia within Washington State; but of course we will have to wait to find out what she really means.

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  • Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by pg12359 Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 4:21 PM

    The poster posted the question under the "Olympia, Washington state" forum.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by goodfish Online Now Feb 11, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    OK, so driving to Olympia form WHERE in Washington State?

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by cgf Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 4:35 AM

    Once I read about a guy from London wanted to go to Sydney in New South Wales (Australia) to visit his girlfiend. Unfortunally I went to Sydney in Nova Scotia (Canada)

    If it will be from Washington DC to Olympia WA it's a good trip, about 2800 miles, two whole days with stops just for gasoline and eat.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by glabah Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    I've never heard of anyone doing it in less that three.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by goodfish Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    I wouldn't think it'd be POSSIBLE in less than 3.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by cgf Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    First I've never done it (AND I WILL NOT DO IT)
    I checked on my GPS, it says the shortest route is not also the quickest.
    here the itinerary of the quickest.
    Of course it's a GPS software and it is not a driver driving in the trafic, it does not eat, it does not need to go to the lou.. at end it says 43h15m.

    Departure: Washington

    Leave Washington 1 mi 00h02


    Turn right: I 395 SB 2 mi 00h04

    Head towards:
    I 395
    Virginia

    Take the exit towards:
    Arlington Cemetery

    Entering : Virginia 00h04


    Continue along: George Washington Memorial PKWY NB 0.3 mi 00h05


    Entering : District of Columbia 00h05


    Continue along: George Washington Memorial PKWY NB 2.5 mi 00h07


    Entering : Virginia 00h07


    Continue along: George Washington Memorial PKWY NB 15 mi 00h24


    Continue along: I 495 NB 0.3 mi 00h24


    Entering : Maryland 00h24


    Continue along: I 495 NB 6 mi 00h30


    Turn left: I 270 Spur NB 3 mi 00h33


    Continue along: I 270 NB 48 mi 01h08


    Continue along: I 70 WB 84 mi 01h57


    Entering : Pennsylvania 01h57


    Continue along: I 70 WB 37 mi 02h18



    Continue along: US 30 0.4 mi 02h19 US 30

    Continue along: I 70 Conn WB 3 mi 02h21


    Continue along: I 76 WB 260 mi 04h57


    Passing close to Pittsburgh

    Entering : Ohio 04h57


    Continue along: I 76 WB 36 mi 05h18


    Take Ohio TPKE WB 0.8 mi 05h18


    Continue along: I 80 WB 351 mi 08h51


    Passing close to Toledo


    Entering : Indiana 08h51


    Continue along: I 90 WB 252 mi 11h31



    Entering : Illinois 11h31


    Close to Chicago, continue along: I 90 NB 24 mi 11h53


    Continue along: I 90 WB 23 mi 12h13


    Take the exit towards:
    Tollway
    Rockford
    I 294
    Milwaukee

    Take I 90 NB 127 mi 13h31


    Entering : Wisconsin 13h31


    Continue along: I 39 WB 126 mi 14h47


    Passing close to Madison

    Take I 94 WB 338 mi 18h02



    Entering : Minnesota 18h02


    Continue along: I 94 WB / US 12 WB 16 mi 18h14



    Continue along: I 694 WB 17 mi 18h29


    Continue along: I 35e SB / I 694 SB 1.2 mi 18h30

    Take the exit towards:
    46
    I 694
    US 10

    Take I 694 WB 30 mi 18h56

    Take the exit towards:
    27
    I 94
    St Cloud

    Take I 94 WB / US 52 WB 349 mi 22h05



    Entering : North Dakota 22h05


    Continue along: I 94 WB 565 mi 27h12





    Entering : Montana 27h12


    Continue along: I 94 WB 401 mi 30h32




    Continue along: I 90 WB 728 mi 36h43





    Entering : Idaho 36h43


    Continue along: I 90 WB 118 mi 37h49


    Entering : Washington 37h49


    Continue along: I 90 WB 440 mi 41h50



    Take the exit towards:
    25
    Hwy 18
    Auburn
    Tacoma

    Turn left: HWY 18 11 mi 42h00
    HWY 18
    Head towards:
    Hwy 18
    Auburn

    Continue along: HWY 18 WB 34 mi 42h31



    Continue along: I 5 SB 59 mi 43h15
    I 5 SB
    Take the exit towards:
    105AB
    State Capital
    City Center
    Port of Olympia

    Continue along: E Bay DR / Henderson BLVD / Plum ST SE 0.1 mi 43h15

    Head towards:
    Plum Street
    City Center

    Arrive in Olympia 1.6 mi 43h19

    Destination: Olympia, centre

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by goodfish Online Now Feb 12, 2010 at 3:06 PM

    LOL!

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by glabah Online Now Feb 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    I notice it didn't include several important steps:

    1. Locate car in Washington DC snow drift.

    2. Start digging.

    3. Stop when you finally figure out where the road is.

    With the weather the way it is, it might take a few days just to find the car in the snowdrifts in Washington DC. Getting from there out of town might require additional time and/or shovelling.

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by cgf Online Now Feb 15, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    who knows? maybe there will be NOT a lot of snow on July 10th....

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    How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by kiwi Online Now Nov 10, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Don't underestimate a kiwi, she may well be driving from DC to Olympia :-))
    Wonder how it went - assuming this has already happened :-)

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    Re: How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by ViajesdelMundo Online Now Nov 11, 2010 at 6:46 AM

    since she has never logged on again since 11th FEB, I doubt we will ever know the story......

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    How far from the capital to Olympia?

    by kiwi Online Now Nov 14, 2010 at 12:44 AM

    :-))

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